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Elizabeth's Busy Summer

WEA member, Elizabeth Ducie, is having a very busy summer. In the past six weeks, she’s launched not one, not two, but three new books. 245 more words

Elizabeth Ducie

I Swear I Didn't Mean It... (with a Free New Short Story!)

A quick post to share the article I’ve just written for the ALLi Author Advice Centre on the use of bad language in fiction

Do you give a damn whether there is swearing in the stories you read? 274 more words


Straight from the Lexicographer's Mouth: An Enjoyable Talk about the OED (Oxford English Dictionary)

A  report about a fascinating talk about the Oxford English Dictionary by Edmund Weiner

Anyone who loves words would have been as rapt as we were at the Oxford Authors’ Alliance last night, when… 637 more words


MariHoward reblogged this on Mari Howard, Author and commented:

A delightful review of our recent local ALLi group meeting by friend and fellow ALLi member Debbie Young. Debbie introduced me to ALLi at the writers' day where I first met her, 'and the rest is history' ... ALLi brings Indie writers together ...


1. Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry ketone occurs in a variety of fruits including raspberries, cranberries and blackberries. Raspberry ketone are marketed for weight loss, there is no clinical evidence for this effect in humans.  1,141 more words


Altruism and the British way of Life?

I have been thinking about Jo Cox: what if anything will be her legacy?

Jo Cox – the Labour MP who was brutally murdered on 16th June this year – I hadn’t heard of her until her death by murder in the street was announced on the BBC one o’clock News. 797 more words


England's Vicious Circle begins again.

It has taken me a good 48 hours to let what happened on Monday night in Nice really sink in. To try and really understand or believe what on earth happened to us as we let the World watch us fall far short of our now much less ambitious expectations. 1,734 more words